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Poster: dark.starz Date: Aug 18, 2011 8:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bird Song

Bird Song is a lovely composition that provides a bunch of open space around the melody for interpretation, particularly it's primal years of 1971 - 1972. I can clearly hear in my head the biting sound of Jerry picking close to the bridge of his Strat. One of those classic Garcia guitar riffs along with Help on the Way and a 1977 Dancin in the Streets.

One of my mentors once said; "i never met a bottle of wine i didn't like!".

To her i say; "i never met a Bird Song i didn't like!".




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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Aug 18, 2011 8:20am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bird Song

Agreed, it is always good/interesting , even in the late period . I sometimes think that , in the "Dark Star revival period", the Bird Song's seemed more "Dark Starish" that the actual DS's they did .

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Poster: Jack o' Roses Date: Aug 18, 2011 9:58am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bird Song

I agree even some late 80's (pre-10/9/89) Bird Songs sound quite Dark Star-ish, especially when they end the first set (cap center 9/88, I recall(?), is a good example-). We used to call them 'budget dark stars.'

Also, I had the privilege to be at the Fox 11/30 show to hear the return of the electric Bird Songs. This is a beautiful version!

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Poster: dark.starz Date: Aug 19, 2011 2:20am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bird Song

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1972-11-19.sbd.lai.3910.sbefail.shnf

Bird Song > Hofheinz Pavillion > November 19, 1972